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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati Riverfront, an IHG Hotel

Riverfront hotel with indoor pool, near MainStrasse Village

  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi and free parking

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  • Excellent! Clean and quiet.

    May 12, 2021

  • First time here. Was in Cincinnati on business. Service was outstanding! Everyone was…

    May 4, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean Promise (IHG), SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Ecolab (third-party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 127 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Area shuttle

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television

What’s around

  • On the riverwalk
  • Paul Brown Stadium - 31-min walk
  • Great American Ball Park - 32-min walk
  • Newport Aquarium - 38-min walk
  • U.S. Bank Arena - 36-min walk
  • MainStrasse Village - 10-min walk
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, River View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility Tub)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobil Roll In Shwr)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, River View
  • Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Premium Room
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible (Mobil Tub)
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Mobil Tub)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobil Roll Shwr)


  • On the riverwalk
  • Paul Brown Stadium - 31-min walk
  • Great American Ball Park - 32-min walk

What’s around


  • On the riverwalk
  • Paul Brown Stadium - 31-min walk
  • Great American Ball Park - 32-min walk
  • Newport Aquarium - 38-min walk
  • U.S. Bank Arena - 36-min walk
  • MainStrasse Village - 10-min walk
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - 30-min walk
  • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - 9.1 mi / 14.6 km
  • Creation Museum - 18.9 mi / 30.5 km

Getting around

  • Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Int'l Airport (CVG) 15-min drive
  • Cincinnati, OH (LUK-Cincinnati Municipal - Lunken Field) 15-min drive
  • Hamilton, OH (HAO-Butler County Regional) 34-min drive
  • Cincinnati Union Terminal 8-min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 127 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-3:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 575
  • Conference space size (meters) - 53
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1997
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 43-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Optional extras

Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati Riverfront, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking and electric car charging are available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bouquet (11-min walk), Otto's (12-min walk) and Dee Felice Cafe (12-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Jack Cincinnati Casino (9-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness centre.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    Impressed with cleanliness ...quiet and comfortable

    Tracy, 1 night trip, May 1, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Frindly staff and clean comfortable rooms

    Travis, 1 night trip, May 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay!

    Love the IGH Hotel experience. It is something we look for when traveling. The room was spacious, the staff was friendly and kind, breakfast was great and this hotel was not to far from the City and other places to eat at or explore. Just be mindful of the traffic and construction. We had to do some additional game planning to get into the city at certain times of the day.

    Brittney, 3 night trip, Apr 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    First trip to Ohio

    We had an amazing stay at this location. The staff was awesome. They went above and beyond for our bereavement stay.

    Wanchello, 1 night family trip, Apr 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    It was a great stay! The hotel and rooms were clean and the staff was friendly. The beds are a bit firm for my liking, but I’m sure they’ll suit someone’s tastes.

    Nikki, 2 night family trip, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor


    Check in was 3pm... we get there to bo pool time available, the room smelled worse than a smoking room that went non smoking, and the hotel did not offer anything for us not being able to swim. Not a very haopy experience. We will never stay at this place ever again

    Michelle, 1 night trip with friends, Apr 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Overview of stay

    Pillows smelled like a dirty person, room was fairly clean, beds modestly comfortable. Nice view of river,. Staff friendly.

    Jennifer, 1 night family trip, Apr 9, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    just another business trip

    It was a nice place to stay, right along the river close to downtown. Easy to get to. Quiet.

    William, 2 night business trip, Apr 5, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Expected more

    Booked this hotel based on high rating reviews and was expecting more. Parking was limited as work was being done on about 1/3 of front lot. Door to room was old and worn. Bath tub was old, could see dirt/stains in the tile. Room was small. Not worth the price paid

    Deborah, 1 night family trip, Apr 2, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Misleading photos

    The staff were friendly and incredibly helpful. The location was great for trips to the aquarium and zoo. The linens were clean and comfortable, however, when we moved an ottoman in the room we found trash from the people before us and trash between the bed and the wall. We noticed that the room seemed smaller and everything in general more run down than the pictures on Come to find out, it had just recently become a Holiday Inn Express and they were using stock photos. To me, that is false advertising as my choice of hotel is based at least partially on what I see in those photos, and there should be a disclaimer about this until they get pictures done. Had we known, we wouldn’t have chosen it. Also, they were allowing up to 18 people to sign up for pool time at once, which was far too many for their small pool. We had to stay in the corners and move about in a tiny space to observe Covid protocol, which was so boring we left before our hour was up. It should be no more than 8-10 people at once. Our stay was adequate and comfortable, but definitely not what we were expecting. The front desk staff were really great, though. No complaints about service.

    Rebecca, 3 night family trip, Mar 29, 2021

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